Harker Family Farms and Orchard is a small orchard and vegetable farm just 3 miles from I-74 between Greensburg, IN and Shelbyville, IN. It is NOT a pick your own orchard, but our own produce in season is available for sale at the farm daily. To find out what is currently available check our news page for the latest updates or see our expected availability below. Please note: Peach season starts usually around the first of July and ends in early September. The peak of the season is late July through mid August so don’t wait too long to get larger quantities of peaches.
All members of the family help at the farm at some point during the year, truly making it Harker Family Farms. Some of the grand-kids are old enough to drive and work at markets on their own now. So when you see us at a farmer’s market or when you stop at the farm stand, you will be talking to at least one member of the family.
2019: It has been a rough spring – very wet and cool. The peach trees bloomed a little later than usual, so the peaches will not be ripe until the first week of July, at least. We will not have a bumper crop of peaches, but we do have some peaches on our trees. We will have sweet corn ready around July 8. The wet spring prevented us from planting sweet corn at times, so there may be times that we will not have sweet corn.
As mentioned earlier, we are not a pick-your-own orchard. We have a working crop farm as well as the orchard, and there are often tractors moving about the property that we feel it would not be safe to allow customers to be in the orchard. Our fruits and vegetables are handpicked by experienced pickers, sorted and packaged for your convenience. Most of our produce is ready for you to “grab and go” and we have a locked payment box available in case we are not there to assist you.
|Strawberries||Late May thru Mid June|
|Cherries (sweet & tart)||Mid June thru Early July|
|Black Raspberries||Mid June thru Early July|
|Red Raspberries||Mid June thru August|
|Cucumbers||Early June thru July|
|Zucchini||Early June thru July|
|Cabbage||Early June thru July|
|Tomatoes||Early July thru September|
|Sweet Corn||Early July thru September|
|Early Apples (Lodi & Pristine)||Early July only|
|Peaches||July thru August|
|Nectarines||July thru August|
|Apricots||None in 2017|
|Plums||July thru August|
|Blackberries||July thru August|
|Apples||August thru Early November|
|Apple Cider (fresh pressed at our orchard)||Late August thru October|
You can find us regularly at several farmers markets including Binford Farmers Market, Greenwood Farmers Market, 38th & Meridian Farmers Market, Irvington Garden Club Market (2nd Sunday of the month) and usually Shelbyville Farmers Market. Watch for updates about the markets on our Facebook page.